2008

Bullying in Canada - how intimidation affects learning (2008)

Lessons in Learning – March 20, 2008

Bullying in schools can cause serious and lasting harm to both the victim and the perpetrator, and has been linked to such problems as substance abuse, aggression, and social withdrawal.

The authors of this document examine research about the effectiveness of intervention programs in ending bullying.

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2012-08-16

Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Snapshots and Recommendations (2008)

This document outlines a project undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, to explore models of intergenerational family literacy programming. Such programs address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents, and caregivers, and provide them with the knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development and, in some cases, upgrade their own literacy skills.

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2012-08-14

Aboriginal and rural under-representation in Canada's medical schools (2008)

Lessons in Learning – April 17, 2008

Aboriginal people represent 4.5 percent of the Canadian population, but less than one percent of first-year medical students in Canada surveyed for a 2001 study were Aboriginal people. The same study showed that while almost a quarter of Canadians live in rural areas, only about 11 percent of medical students were from such communities.

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2012-08-10

Guide to Coordinating and Delivering Training for Employment Ontario Frontline Staff (2008)

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This guide is designed to assist regional literacy networks or other organizations interested in coordinating and implementing training for Employment Ontario (EO) agency staff in their regions. It was developed through a pilot project managed by Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington in 2008.

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2012-08-08

Literacy Performance of Working-Age Aboriginal People in Canada: Findings based on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the literacy, numeracy and problem-solving proficiencies of the working-age Aboriginal population in Canada, based on the findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) conducted in 2003.

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2012-07-31

Students on the move: Ways to address the impact of mobility among Aboriginal students (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 15, 2008

The high school completion rate for Aboriginal students falls well short of the Canadian average. Recent research has highlighted student mobility as a major barrier to successful completion of high school.

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2012-07-30

Mixed Messages: How to choose among conflicting information to support healthy development in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 29, 2008

Today’s parents are faced with a bewildering amount of information on how to promote the health of their young children. Often, the messages they receive are contradictory, the authors of this paper point out. For instance, messages about safety may conflict with advice on promoting vigorous outdoor activity.

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2012-07-27

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime (2008)

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

The authors explain that elder abuse is harm done to older people and is often a crime. The authors describe the forms such abuse may take, including physical, sexual, financial or mental abuse, or neglect.

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2012-07-20

Gappers: Taking time off between high school and post-secondary studies (2008)

Lessons in Learning – June 26, 2008

Taking a “gap year” between high school and postsecondary education is a common practice in the United Kingdom and Australia, but less common in Canada. “Gappers” choose to delay enrolment for any of a number of reasons, including the need to earn money to pay for further studies or a desire to travel.

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2012-07-16

Summer learning loss (2008)

Lessons in Learning – June 12, 2008

The existing Canadian school calendar, with its long summer vacation, creates a gap in the learning cycle during which students forget some of what they have learned, requiring teachers to devote significant instructional time to review when students return to school.

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2012-07-12

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